Our annual top ten list is here! Today we reveal your favorite quilt books of 2016—the ones you voted for every time you bought a new book. So thank YOU for being a passionate quilt-book lover!
Which books reached the top of the list? Read on to find out—then enter our BIG giveaway to win them all (a $309.88 retail value)! Click on any cover to purchase a book or save it to your wish list at ShopMartingale.com.
#10: Civil War Legacies III: A Treasury of Quilts for Reproduction-Fabric Lovers
Madder reds, poison greens, cheddars . . . if you’re like Carol Hopkins, you never toss a Civil War scrap. Pat yourself on the back for saving them—they’re perfect for these jaw-dropping quilts from the crowning jewel in the Civil War Legacies series.
Amazon.com review: “WOW! I have the other two books in this series as well and I love them all! This is one of those books that makes you want to dig through your scraps and make every quilt . . . earned a place among my very favorite quilt books!”
#9: Striking Strip Quilts: 16 Amazing Patterns for 2½"-Strip Lovers
Kate’s so clever at transforming 2½" strips into fresh designs that stitch up quick—and we mean quick. Most blocks in Kate’s quilts measure between 12″ and a whopping 36″ square!
Amazon.com review: “I love this book, amazing projects. I bought two books by chance, both from Kate Henderson . . . and they are the best. I’d recommend it to everyone.”
#8: Stitches from the Garden: Hand Embroidery Inspired by Nature
Sprinkled among Kathy’s spectacularly embroidered nature scenes are her charming hand-drawn sketches and watercolors—each page is as inspiring as the projects you can create.
ShopMartingale review: “I have been poring over this beautiful book! And as a surprise (to me) the embroidery projects are simple enough for someone like me, who is a beginner.”
#7: Moda All-Stars: Scraps Made Simple – 15 Sensationally Scrappy Quilts from Precuts
What’s so simple about these scrappy quilts? They’re precut friendly—getting a sensationally scrappy look is a cinch. Use precuts, stash fabrics, precious scraps, or a combo. The choice is yours and the quilts are gorgeous!
Amazon.com review: “Loved how all different cuts of fabric were used, not just scraps but Jelly Rolls, fat eighths, fat quarters, charm squares, Layer Cakes, and yardage. I particularly liked the scraps of wisdom questions that were answered by each designer.”
#6: Snow Happy: Whimsical Embroidery Designs to Mix and Match
These sweet little snowmen have melted our hearts—and yours! Hand stitched in beautiful bluework embroidery, these charming, practical projects will spread warmth and good cheer throughout the frostiest time of year and chase away those winter “blues.”
Review from ShopMartingale: “Robin’s new book is beautifully written and laid out. I especially appreciate her tips throughout the book! Robin’s darling designs will keep you smiling while you stitch.”
#5: The New Hexagon: 52 Blocks to English Paper Piece
Katja has wowed thousands of quilters with not one, but two quilt-alongs based on her bestseller. If you’re a part of the hexie craze—or if your hex-curious—this inspiring book of EPP blocks is essential.
Review from ShopMartingale: “Excellent book, I am hooked. I so appreciate the careful instruction Katja uses throughout. Now back to stitching!”
Gail’s sweet designs are a delight to see and a dream to embroider. Join her signature bird, leaf, and vine motifs with adorable holiday scenes, from happy elves and angels to heartfelt sayings that will inspire the Christmas spirit.
Review from Amazon.com: “Darling embroidery and festive quilt patterns are perfect to deck your halls, and your friend’s and family’s as well. These projects make great gifts . . . the embroidery patterns could be used on all sorts of projects.”
Jo hosts her popular Jo’s Little Women Club to share her love of vintage-style quilts; this sentimental collection spotlights lovely little quilts from the club’s early years. Jo also shares her unique tips for decorating with small quilts. In short, you’ll fall in love.
Review from Amazon.com: “This book of little quilts is a little gem. Patchwork is simple, directions are clear, and designs are beautiful. Jo hit it out of the park with this book!”
Kim’s first-ever book dedicated to the holiday season will have you dreaming of the next December and wishing for snow every year. Seriously, are you itching to stitch those adorable Scrap-Basket Stockings as much as we are? There’s still time!
Review from Amazon.com: “This book exceeds my expectations because it not only includes nice quilt projects but because it also gives us a glimpse of who Kim Diehl, the person, is through recipes and projects and the stories behind them.”
A whopping 24 popular Moda designers each created a row in her signature style, and you’ve been rowing along with them ever since! With classic, seasonal, and whimsical rows to choose from—plus nine blender rows to finish quilts with flair—the creative combinations are unlimited. Thank you for making All in a Row #1!
Review from ShopMartingale: “This book is so versatile! I love the rows together but separately they would make beautiful quilts. I am using one block for pillow covers! Great idea to have all the designers work together!”
Now, have we got a doozy of a giveaway for you today!
We’ve got 17 beautiful books to give away—our little nod to all the creative fun on the way in 2017! For you chance to win first, second, or third prize, tell us in the comments:
What’s your favorite book of 2016?
We’ll choose three random winners one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck—and stay tuned for more inspiring books coming from Martingale in the year ahead!
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Thanks to all who entered the drawing!
Our third prize winner is Marsha, who says: “Love any Kim Diehl book… her work is beautiful.”
Our second-prize winner is Gladys, who says: “I like scrappy quilts, The New Hexagon would be my choice.”
And our grand-prize winner of ALL of our top 10 books of 2016 is Judy, who says: “Civil War Legacies III, but I love all Carol’s books!”
We’ll email you about your prizes, winners—congratulations!